EiP Wins VERGE Start-Up Accelerate Competition
October 29, 2015
EiP Technologies of Oregon won with 33 percent of the votes. EiP’s CEO described the “Electronic Inertial Power” wind power technology as novel for both generating and storing energy. He said the small yet hefty wind machine design is ideal for generating power from turbulent winds on urban rooftops. “We’ve tested at 90 mile-per-hour wind and expect it to work in hurricanes,” Burkle said. The modular design is built to operate at 8kW in near windless conditions with free kinetic enegy. The equipment weighs 2,000 pounds, and a flywheel effect keeps it going.